Honeydew Melon: A Healthy Vitamin Bomb

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Honeydew Melon: A Healthy Vitamin Bomb

Whether honey melon, water melon, Cantaloupe melon or Galia – is the selection of different melon types in the supermarket. The melon is easily recognized by its bright yellow color and is especially suited to hot summer days, perfect for a refreshing Snack: Due to their high water content, this Melon variety has only a few calories (kcal), but nevertheless, a fruity Aroma and a sweet taste. Although their fruit sugar content can be up to ten percent, are honeydew melons healthy, because you have a lot of vitamins and minerals.

Honeydew melons are rich in Vitamin A

The high water content of about 85 to 90 per cent provides the succulent taste of honeydew melon. He makes them, especially in the summer, a most welcome refreshment and a delicious thirst quencher. And because of their high water content, melons have a honey-hardly any calories, 100 grams contain only about 50 kcal. To note the high fruit sugar content of the sweet melon, however, is: This leads to the fact that the melon has significantly more calories than, for example, the water-melon. Watermelons bring it to approximately 24 kcal per 100 grams.

Nevertheless, the yellow melon is healthy, because the ingredients of the honey melon to count the number of vitamins: Besides Vitamin B1, B2 and C, it contains Provitamin A. This Provitamin is converted in the body to Vitamin A and plays for the cell growth as well as for the process of seeing an important role. 150 grams of melon needs from the days of Vitamin A is already complete, the same Dose of this kind of melon is half the daily requirement of Vitamin C. In addition, the honeydew melon also contains a variety of minerals, in addition to potassium especially calcium, iron, sodium, Magnesium, and phosphorus.

Origin and kinship

The melon, in addition to the Cantaloupe melons and netted melons is one of the three major sub-groups of the sugar melon. The melon belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae and is thus purely botanically not a fruit. The melon is closer to the cucumber used as the water-melon, which belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Honeydew melons are originally from the tropical and subtropical West Africa, in Egypt, were already cultivated 4000 years ago, the first melons and consumed.

Later, the honeydew melon has spread to Asia and was brought by Spanish sailors to America. Due to the large distribution area we can enjoy in Germany all the year at the healthy honey melon: During the summer months, our melons are mainly from Spain, in the Winter, they are imported mainly from Brazil and Costa Rica.

Honeydew melon: Ripe, or not ripe?

Honeydew melons can be up to four kilograms and are easily identified by their yellow color. The eye-catching color of the melon has also given the name ‘Yellow Canary’. However, the Exterior does not reveal the degree of ripeness of the melon. This can often be difficult to detect: A smooth, not to hard shell, which gives way to pressure, indicates a ripe melon. In addition, a Mature honey is melon to your slightly sweet smell to detect. Once purchased the melon at room temperature should be stored after Sectioning, however, cling film wrapped are lifted in the fridge.

Delicious recipes with honey melon

Anyone who is in search of a refreshing Snack, is going to be in a recipe with honey melon quickly found Whether honey melon with Parma ham as a tasty Appetizer, with other fruits as a low calorie fruit salad for dessert or served as a Sorbet – the melon can be enjoyed in various forms as a refreshing snack. Before serving, cut the melon in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. It is then cut into columns, depending on the purpose of use, the bowl can be removed then.

If you want to use this kind of melon, and can conjure up from the flesh of a face mask. Because the melon contains Vitamin E which is moisturizing for our skin. Just the pulp of the honeydew melon puree, and then about 20 minutes.